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Christmas week in San Diego begins with heavy rain

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 19:38:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A winter storm brought heavy rain to the San Diego area Monday, and despite a brief break in the stormy conditions and cold temperatures on Tuesday, more rain is in the forecast for Christmas Day.

The first of two storms hit the county Monday morning, dousing the region with heavy rainfall and heightening the chances for localized flooding.

While the brunt of the storm struck the county during the morning commute, scattered showers were expected to affect holiday travelers and commuters alike in the early afternoon and into the evening hours, according to 10News Meteorologist Megan Parry’s forecast.

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The cold temperatures and precipitation will mean an increase in snow levels for San Diego’s mountain areas overnight into Tuesday.

By Monday afternoon, snow began falling in the Mount Laguna area.

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Megan’s forecast calls for a break in the storm on Tuesday, but a second storm will move into San Diego on Christmas Day and last through Thursday.

By Friday, the county will dry out but cooler temperatures will linger through the weekend.